Our mission is to ensure the optimal health and performance of the Bellarmine student athlete. We strive to provide the injured athlete with the most up-to-date medical techniques in sports medicine backed by evidence-based results. This is done through the practice of athletic training, which includes the prevention, diagnosis, intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving functional limitations.
The Bellarmine Sports Medicine department is responsible for the administration of health care for the student-athletes of Bellarmine College Preparatory. Bellarmine employs two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers to ensure that their student-athletes receive the highest quality of medical care within the sports medicine world.
Certified Athletic Trainers are highly-qualified, multi-skilled, allied health care professionals and have been part of the American Medical Association's Health Professions Career for more than a decade. Additionally, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine are all strong clinical and academic supporters of Certified Athletic Trainers.
Bellarmine's program was recognized in the Spring of 2015 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) with a 1st Team Safe Sports School Award, having met all recommended and required safety standard elements set forth by the organization.
Our Sports Medicine Department works with San Jose State University by providing a clinical site for undergraduate student athletic trainers preparing for the profession of athletic training.
The athletic training staff, working directly under the supervision of the Team Physician, provides comprehensive medical services for 13 athletic programs (35 teams total) and over 1000 student-athletes.
In the case of injury, our athletic trainers provide the student-athlete with a comprehensive examination of his injury. Based on his/her assessment, the athletic trainer will determine the functional limitations that have resulted from the injury or illness. Effective communication with other health care professionals is essential and referrals will be made when appropriate. Finally, a treatment plan based on the findings from the examination is provided to the athlete to assist in the recovery of the injury and athletic limitations. Further communication to the athlete’s family and other health care providers is shared, while respecting the privacy of the athlete.